Flying Pie Case Study
Flying Pie Pizzeria is a five-store chain in the Portland, Oregon area. Ty Dupuis, owner, worked in or owned a pizza restaurant his entire life. After starting out at a local pizzeria in high school, Ty spent time working in a dough commissary for a 26-unit pizza franchise before landing a job at the neighborhood Flying Pie in 1988. After rising through the ranks, Ty negotiated a buyout agreement with the previous owners in 2000 and has since opened additional stores alongside ambitious employees. Today, Flying Pie is a family-focused pizzeria serving multi–generational families and local kid’s sports teams. It’s a place where families come to eat, relax, play board games and have fun.